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Pray – Lead – Advocate for Creation

“Praise be to you my Lord, with all your creatures,” prayed St. Francis of Assisi, well before the Season of Creation began. With this simple but profound prayer, he has encouraged believers of many generations to recognise creation as the fruit of God’s eternal Love. Season of Creation is a time of grace that the Church, in ecumenical dialogue, offers to ...

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Called to change direction …

Called to change direction

Today, we reach day eight, the final day of prayer in our ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’.  Praying together to understand better through  the light of the Spirit how we can witness and live fully to fulfil that prayer of Jesus to the Father: ” … that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and ...

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We saw the Star …

We saw the star

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), in the northern hemisphere, is traditionally observed from the 18 – 25 January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 is on the theme: We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him. (Mt 2:2) At least once ...

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Nollaig na mBan

Nollaig na mBan

January 6th marks the end of the Christmas season in Ireland. But along with the 25th and 26th, Nollaig na mBan is one of the most important days of the Christmas Calendar. Traditionally it was the day where Irish women, who had worked tirelessly for weeks to create Christmas magic for their families, had the day completely to themselves. It’s ...

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Radical Waiting for His Coming

Radical Waiting

“In Advent, we proclaim and celebrate our hope and our trust that our God is faithful: that the Lord will come again and again to rescue us, to heal us, to console us, to be with all that he has called into life. God calls us forward to a new world, to embrace a new future. That is God’s deeper ...

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Our Presentation Day Novena

Presentation Day

The Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple takes place on Sunday, 21st November 2021.  This is a Feast that is celebrated with great joy throughout the world, wherever there are Presentation people. The content of this year’s novena has been prepared by Sisters from the Conference of Presentation Sisters* who have put together these inspiring reflections.  Together ...

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Building forward together

building forward better

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021 is 17th October.  The theme for this year is: “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet”. International days and dates have a purpose, in that they can focus our attention and determination to inform ourselves of the reality for our ‘brothers and sisters’ across the globe ...

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Journeying together with the Spirit

A global tragedy such as the Covid-19 pandemic has made the already existing inequalities and inequities gain momentum almost exponentially. Humanity seems increasingly shaken by processes of massification and fragmentation.  The tragic condition faced by migrants in all regions of the world shows how high and strong the barriers dividing the single human family still are.  Indeed, the Encyclicals Laudato ...

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The 2022 Sabbatical Programme

Sabbatical Programme 2022

The Sabbatical Programme at Mount St. Anne’s  is a very particular experience, as the very beautiful  and peaceful surroundings form the best backdrop possible to a 4-week programme that aims to provide just the right rhythm and space to reflect, refresh and renew, through a carefully structured programme of daily prayer, liturgy, and ritual  built around formal inputs by the ...

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I am with you always

On Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Pope Francis released a message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly ahead of the date of the celebration which is scheduled for 25 July. The theme chosen by the Pope for the inaugural commemoration is “I am with you always” (Mt 28: 30).  The Holy Father addressed the theme from the Gospel ...

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